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Apple iPad Air

We have collected and analyzed 82 expert reviews and 6741 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 91/100 and users rate it 96/100. The average review date is Jan 21, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 296157 reviews from other Tablet Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 100/100 = Excellent. Last update: Apr 16, 2014.

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Apple iPad Air: Lighter and more powerful than ever before

 

Apple continues to dominate the tablet realm and despite worthy efforts from the Android camp, no one has been able to truly knock them off the pedestal. Rather than just getting a beefed up version of the iPad 4th Gen this year, we got a completely...

The Apple iPad Air starts at Rs 35,900 for the 16GB, Wi-Fi model and we feel this is a bit too much for what’s on offer. The drastic weight loss and new internals aside, we don’t see why someone would buy the Air instead of the 32GB iPad mini with...

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Review Apple iPad Air Tablet

 

Love is in the air. The fifth generation of Apple's big seller is now available for purchase. Finally, the California-based company unveils a thinner device -- and at a height of a mere 7.5 mm (~0.3 inches), it has certainly earned the name "Air". The...

Bright, high-contrast display; Excellent color reproduction; Good touchscreen; High-performance SoC; First-class manufacturing; Very long battery life; Fast browser performance; Fit for VoIP audio/video calls; Very good speakers

which are unfortunately poorly positioned; High surface temperatures under load; No current data transfer standards; No Flash support

Among others, the Apple iPad Air's competitors are the Microsoft Surface 2, Google Nexus 10, Sony Xperia Tablet Z and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

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Apple iPad Air vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: Center of gravity

 

With the smartphone market driven towards equilibrium, tablets will be the new battleground. The Apple iPad Air and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 emerge as the archrivals in the 10-inch category, marching towards their inevitable clash.

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Apple iPad Air review: Thin, light and fast, but expensive

 

Apple's large-format tablet is thinner, lighter and faster than ever, and delivers good battery life. We'd like to see the biometric home button and a wi-fi upgrade as soon as possible, but it's still a high-quality, if premium-priced, device.

Thin and light ; Classy design ; Fast 64-bit A7/M7 platform ; Excellent LTE frequency band support ; Good battery life

No Touch ID ; No 802.11ac wi-fi or NFC ; Expensive, especially when accessorised for maximum business productivity

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Apple iPad Air review: Sun and heir

 

It's been tempting lately to conclude that Apple doesn't have it anymore, and tablets in particular is where Cupertino does need to silence the prophets of doom and gloom after an iPad 4 that was more like a 3.1 and a mini that should've had a retina...

9.7" LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, 1536 x 2048 pixels, ~ 264 ppi; scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating ; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity with MIMO dual antennas ; LTE connectivity (data only) ; GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support (for the Cellular...

Non expandable memory ; Price of storage climbs steeply, and storage is largely overpriced ; Tied into iTunes for uploading most of the content ; iOS 7 could've made better use of the bigger screen ; No standard USB port ; No GPS receiver in the...

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iPad Air review: The best tablet gets better

 

It's lighter, thinner, and twice as fast as the previous full-size iPad. What's not to like?

Ten hours of battery life ; Twice as fast as fourth-generation iPad ; Light and thin

Still too big for long-term one-handed use ; No Touch ID

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Apple iPad Air

 

The iPad Air is Apple's attempt to make the tablet disappear. The result is an unusually slim, well-built platform for the best array of apps in the business.

Impressively slim and light. Fast. Very good camera. Top-notch app selection. LTE version works with every U.S. carrier

Expensive. Pages and Numbers, while free, don't measure up to Microsoft Office for productivity

Slimmer, lighter, and faster than last year's model, Apple's iPad Air ($499-$929) is the best tablet for the most people. It's a full-fledged computer that's now so thin and light that you won't even notice it's in your bag. Like every iPad before it,...

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Apple iPad Air

 

The iPad Air's jaw-droppingly compact design, faster performance and excellent endurance -- combined with the best app selection -- make this the tablet to beat.

Wonderfully light and thin design; Fast and smooth performance; Excellent Retina Display; Long battery life; iLife and iWork apps included

Limited multitasking capability; Back can run warm

At just over 1 pound, not only is the Apple iPad Air lighter than the competition, but it outshines, outperforms and lasts longer than similarly priced tablets. Plus, the Retina display looks as crisp as ever, and you get valuable productivity and...

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Apple iPad Air

 

It's been a long time since Apple delivered unto us a proper redesign of the iPad. The original, boxy, first-gen tablet lived for about 11 months, replaced in 2011 by a far slinkier version. The tapered design language survived, more or less unchanged,...

The iPad Air delivers more performance and comparable battery life in an attractive and impossibly thin-and-light package. An improved front-facing camera makes FaceTiming look better, and the Retina Display still looks great.

The Touch ID fingerprint scanner, introduced on the iPhone 5S, is sadly absent here, meaning you’ll still have to type in a passcode with every unlock and a password with every purchase. Starting at $499 for 16GB, it’s still expensive compared with the...

Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the...

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iPad Air Review

 

Had the iPad lost its way? Not as a range, certainly; over the last twelve months, the iPad mini has been the darling of the tablet scene, coupling affordability with convenience and build quality. The full-sized, 9.7-inch iPad has arguably been...

For some, the more compact iPad mini with Retina display will be the more portable iOS tablet of preference. For others, the wider range of Android tablets, often more affordable will hold greater appeal. Yet, for its combination of connectivity,...